Claude Lajeunesse steps down as President of Concordia University

    MONTREAL, Sept. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - The Board of Governors of Concordia
University announced today that, by mutual agreement, Dr. Claude Lajeunesse
will be stepping down as President of Concordia University as of October 31,
    "I wish to thank Claude and publicly recognize his achievements,
leadership and commitment over the past two years," said Peter Kruyt, Chair of
the University's Board of Governors. "Under his direction, we have continued
to make progress on all fronts, attracting a growing number of talented
students and faculty from around the world by offering innovative and top
quality programs and research. The Concordia community is also benefiting from
significant investments in the upgrading of our facilities."
    "In accordance with the university's by-laws," added Mr. Kruyt, "we will
be launching a search process immediately, and, as is our custom, pro-actively
seeking the input of the Concordia community. We will also name an Interim
President to lead us through the transition period after October 31."
    President Lajeunesse said, "I am very proud to have served this great
institution for the past two years. We have built a talented leadership team
that is dedicated to Concordia's future development. I thank the entire
community for the support they have shown and I am confident that Concordia
will continue to evolve into a leading Canadian university."

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